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How “Nature-based Solutions” Can Bring a Climate-Resilient Future to Cities

Asia Pacific cities are seeking solutions to adapt to rapid urbanization and climate change, and traditional “gray infrastructure” - such as water treatment plants or ...

CDIA Re-engages With Dushanbe City to Further Support its Water and Sanitation Sector

CDIA has begun a new project preparation study (PPS) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to ensure the availability of water supply and sanitation (WSS) services for its ...

Three Ways for Cities to Strengthen the Implementation of Global Sustainability Agendas

All of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have a local dimension, with several direct or indirect references to cities and urban centers. For example, ...

Spotlight on CDIA Urban Development Specialist Fabienne Perucca

“I find cities fascinating. I like their complexity, the diversity of people living there, and how they are governed,” says CDIA Urban Development Specialist Fabienne ...

2020 in Review

The world is now into the final days of 2020, an extremely challenging year. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, ...

Infrastructure Can Build Climate Resilience in Cities, If Planned the Right Way

The reciprocal relationship between cities and climate There is bad news and good news here; the bad news is that Asia’s growing cities are major contributors ...

CDIA Gives Its Website a Facelift

CDIA has just launched its newly revamped website. Compared to before, the design is now more modern, complete with features to help visitors find information on ...

CDIA Releases its Accomplishment Report for the First Half of 2020

Last month, CDIA released its Six-Monthly Progress Report detailing its work with cities in Asia and the Pacific from January to June 2020. The report highlights ...

CDIA Completes Virtual Training on Cities and Climate Change

Members of the CDIA core team have completed an online training course on cities and climate change, which will enable them to better assist Asia ...

Why Asia’s Future Depends on Youth Engagement

While there are many headlines about Asia’s aging population, it’s actually the most youthful region in the world - with over 1.1 billion people aged ...

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